Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rumors of our Locking Kindergarteners in Closets with iPads are Greatly Exaggerated

Well, we’ve created quite a furor… Ever since we (Auburn School District, Auburn ME) announced that we planned on giving iPads to kindergarteners, we’ve been pummeled by folks who think we’re wasting our money, and damaging our students. Diane Ravach … Continue reading

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My Reaction to Initial Response to the Kindergarten IPad Program

There seems to have been tons of comment and commentary from our announcement that we plan to give kindergarten students iPads next fall. I wrote a little about it in my latest post (about it being a waste of money), … Continue reading

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Folks Who Think Our Program is a Waste of Money Might be Right

In looking over comments on my Facebook post, comments on online newspaper articles, emails to school board members, and statements at city council meetings, it is clear that one opinion held by numerous people is that we’re wasting our money … Continue reading

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Coverage of Auburn’s Kindergarten iPad Program Announcement

Here are links to some of the coverage of Auburn’s kindergarten iPad project. Maine’s Chanel 6 did a nice piece on the initiative. Their video includes a video that our literacy interventionist created and was part of what we showed … Continue reading

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iPads to Come to Auburn Kindergarden Classrooms

I just started a terrific job in Auburn School District helping the high school develop multiple approaches to learning for all students. Well, one of the reasons that this is such a great job is that the high school isn’t … Continue reading

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